Asked by: Vernie Hattendorfasked in category: General Last Updated: 26th May, 2020
What can I achieve by beginning with the end in mind?
Just so, why is beginning with the end in mind important?
In its most basic form, it refers to always having the image of the end of your life as your frame of reference to evaluate everything else. It's about starting things with a clear idea of your destination, so that the steps you take are always in the right direction.
Beside above, when Stephen Covey recommends that you begin with the end in mind he is referring to? “To begin with the end in mind means to approach my role…with my values and directions clear.” According to Covey, this means that effective decision-making is principle-centred.
Then, who said Begin with the end in mind?
The second habit Stephen Covey covers in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is “Begin With the End in Mind.” To understand what he means by this maxim, you need to do a little thought experiment that he suggests in the book.
What are the 7 Habits?
- Habit 1: Be Proactive®
- Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind®
- Habit 3: Put First Things First®
- Habit 4: Think Win-Win®
- Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood®
- Habit 6: Synergize®
- Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw®